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Thelemic Satanism?

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.pagan,alt.thelema,alt.satanism,talk.religion.misc
From: lorax333 
Subject: Re: Thelemic Satanism?
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 20:16:56 GMT

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lorax333 shot his mouth off without remembering well at all!:
#>this was the case last I heard as regards the OTO,
#>which ToS considered a religious org, and rightfully
#>so. this was argued against at times by OTO Officers 
#>in cyberspace, for example (maybe the EGC hadn't so 
#>strongly coalesced into its leadership? :> Br. Bill?). (Bill Heidrick) so gently and helpfully replied:
# A little different from that.   Michael A. decided to declare OTO a
# "non-religion" or philosophical fraternity of some sort, to get past
# the prohibition in the ToS bylaws above a certain ToS degree,
# regarding prohibition of dual religious organization membership.  That
# allowed him to let OTO members also join ToS.  I argued with him about
# it, stating that OTO was clearly a religious organization.  One side
# effect of the argument was a sort of debate to the question of Crowley
# denying that Thelema and/or OTO was religious.  I collected some
# quotes and published them in the TLC:
# ...there it rested.

ack! that was *entirely* different than my memory! I'll have to have
my boards cleaned very soon!!!!  luckily I archived that *actual*
conversation rather than revising it to my poor recall?!

thanks, kin!


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